verb (used with object)
- to assume unlawful rights of ownership of (personal property).
- to change the form of (property), as from realty to personalty or vice versa.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of convert1
synonym study for convert
OTHER WORDS FROM convertcon·ver·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for convert
A lot of our content currently converts on social media and we’ve figured out which types of content converts on different platforms, but one area to invest more in is onsite.
Although she did pull down millions in speaking fees from banks and other corporations, she is a late convert to the cause of aggressive financial regulation.
Athletes are not the only converts to Bitcoin who have helped to define the current rally.NFL player ‘paid in Bitcoin’ as price nears $30,000|Jeff|December 30, 2020|Fortune
Fintech-trailblazer Square, tech firm Microstrategy, and life insurer Mass Mutual are among the companies that have bought up Bitcoin—and that’s to say nothing of the many hedge funds and asset managers Bitcoin has won over as converts.Coinbase CEO issues a warning to investors about Bitcoin risk|rhhackettfortune|December 17, 2020|Fortune
There is also “other” and “willing to convert” (more on those categories later).
Freundel had created the practice dunks because of an experience with a prior convert, according to Mandel.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude|Steven I. Weiss|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This 18-hour trip was in a less nice room, but one that had two seats that convert into a bed.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel|Steven I. Weiss|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Be a good citizen, and heaven awaits; fail to convert and lead a moral life, burn in hell.
“The two most dangerous types of people are poor who become rich and those who convert to Islam,” observed one man from Snuny.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness|Christine van den Toorn|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would not take two minutes to convert him from the inquisitor to the martyr at the stake.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
As for poor Dolly, if he catches her and tries to convert her to his ideas, the child has nimble feet and can run.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Some of the colonists sincerely desired to acquaint and convert the Indians to Christianity.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The laudable aim of America to convert the Filipino into an American in action and sentiment will probably never be realized.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Had some dealings with Felix Phellion, whom he tried to convert to his religious belief.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for convert
verb (kənˈvɜːt) (mainly tr)
- to assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property)
- to change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa